Mesa Boogie has introduced a new series of guitar amplifiers to its illustrious line-up: the Fillmore. And the first model out of the blocks is the Fillmore 50, a two-channel tube amp that’s voiced for classic rock.
The amp tips its hat to the earliest Boogie amps ever built. It has two identical channels, each with three self-explanatory modes: “Clean,” “Drive” and “HI.” Mesa Boogie claims the amp produces an organic, responsive and nuanced tone, with the brand’s “most expressive gain ever.” The channels are footswitchable, too, so dial in two ‘presets’ and you’re ready to rock.
Each channel has seven individual controls, for “Gain,” “Treble,” “Mid,” “Bass,” “Presence,” “Reverb” and “Master.” The ’verb here is an analog, full-tank spring reverb, and can also be tethered to a footswitch.
Specs-wise, the Fillmore 50 is selectable between 25 and 50 watts, has five 12AX7 preamp tubes and two 6L6 power amp tubes, and is available as either a head or a 1×12-inch combo. To pair with the amp head, Mesa Boogie has also revealed two Fillmore cabinets—a 1×12- and a 2×12-inch—that are vintage-tuned and feature Celestion Custom 90 speakers.
Listen to the amp in action here:
More information at mesaboogie.com.